Mrs. Griffioen

Mrs. Griffioen

Mrs. Griffioen

griffioenj@comstockps.org
Classroom Phone: 269-250-8517
School Phone: 269-250-8550

Hello, my name is Joanne Griffioen. 

This is my eighth year teaching second grade at North Elementary, and I love it!  Helping students achieve their goals both socially and academically is a wonderful experience. 

I have lived all of my life in the Kalamazoo area, graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School and Western Michigan University.  Originally my degree was in Secondary Education and Library Science.  I eventually added an Elementary Endorsement to my degree.  Teachers, like their students, love to learn so I continue to improve my teaching skills with choice and district provided professional development.  I am a trained Aesthetic Education teacher and am thrilled to bring the arts into our classroom.  This summer the North Staff will be receiving the training needed to be a Leader in Me school.  I am excited to have this opportunity to encourage each and every one of my students to find their gifts and talents as future leaders in our community.

In addition to my school family, I am happily married to my husband, Steve.  We have two adult children who are proud graduates of Comstock High School.  A golden retriever, Bob, and four fish complete our family.